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Let me start with an example.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3579430/how-do-i-select-highest-number-from-series-of-string-file-names-in-bash-scriHow do I Select Highest Number From Series of <string>_# File Names in Bash Script

User mswmsw posts a comment "Please discuss the speed..." sounds like homework."

  • I was a relatively new user at the time.
  • mswmsw had 10k or so reputation, so clearly he was a veteran voice.
  • The post was clearly not a verbatim repeat of a question.

Let me start with an example.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3579430/how-do-i-select-highest-number-from-series-of-string-file-names-in-bash-scri

User msw posts a comment "Please discuss the speed..." sounds like homework."

  • I was a relatively new user at the time.
  • msw had 10k or so reputation, so clearly he was a veteran voice.
  • The post was clearly not a verbatim repeat of a question.

Let me start with an example.
How do I Select Highest Number From Series of <string>_# File Names in Bash Script

User msw posts a comment "Please discuss the speed..." sounds like homework."

  • I was a relatively new user at the time.
  • msw had 10k or so reputation, so clearly he was a veteran voice.
  • The post was clearly not a verbatim repeat of a question.
10 replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/
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I've seen a fewfew pastpast postsposts on this meta like this one discussing how to dissuade users from using SO as a digital "cheat sheet" to do their homework assignments. I get that, and consider that discussion perfectly valid.

  1. If a question is a verbatim copy, post your evidence (as in hey, I'm an instructor and this is my question OR hey, I've seen this question in school xxxx's hmwk for course yyyy.)
  2. If you have no evidence that it's a verbatim copy, but suspect that the question could be homework-involved and it's a new user, point them to SO's rules/quasi-rules (like this informal guidethis informal guide) with respect to homework, suggest a homework tag, if necessary, but explain tags aren't necessary or appropriate for course projects, research, independent studies, etc.

I've seen a few past posts on this meta like this one discussing how to dissuade users from using SO as a digital "cheat sheet" to do their homework assignments. I get that, and consider that discussion perfectly valid.

  1. If a question is a verbatim copy, post your evidence (as in hey, I'm an instructor and this is my question OR hey, I've seen this question in school xxxx's hmwk for course yyyy.)
  2. If you have no evidence that it's a verbatim copy, but suspect that the question could be homework-involved and it's a new user, point them to SO's rules/quasi-rules (like this informal guide) with respect to homework, suggest a homework tag, if necessary, but explain tags aren't necessary or appropriate for course projects, research, independent studies, etc.

I've seen a few past posts on this meta like this one discussing how to dissuade users from using SO as a digital "cheat sheet" to do their homework assignments. I get that, and consider that discussion perfectly valid.

  1. If a question is a verbatim copy, post your evidence (as in hey, I'm an instructor and this is my question OR hey, I've seen this question in school xxxx's hmwk for course yyyy.)
  2. If you have no evidence that it's a verbatim copy, but suspect that the question could be homework-involved and it's a new user, point them to SO's rules/quasi-rules (like this informal guide) with respect to homework, suggest a homework tag, if necessary, but explain tags aren't necessary or appropriate for course projects, research, independent studies, etc.
    Post Closed as "off-topic" by Martijn Pieters, nicael, gnat, Shadow The Princess Wizard, CRABOLO
9 Migration of MSO links to MSE links
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I've seen a fewfew pastpast postsposts on this meta like this one discussing how to dissuade users from using SO as a digital "cheat sheet" to do their homework assignments. I get that, and consider that discussion perfectly valid.

  1. If a question is a verbatim copy, post your evidence (as in hey, I'm an instructor and this is my question OR hey, I've seen this question in school xxxx's hmwk for course yyyy.)
  2. If you have no evidence that it's a verbatim copy, but suspect that the question could be homework-involved and it's a new user, point them to SO's rules/quasi-rules (like this informal guidethis informal guide) with respect to homework, suggest a homework tag, if necessary, but explain tags aren't necessary or appropriate for course projects, research, independent studies, etc.

I've seen a few past posts on this meta like this one discussing how to dissuade users from using SO as a digital "cheat sheet" to do their homework assignments. I get that, and consider that discussion perfectly valid.

  1. If a question is a verbatim copy, post your evidence (as in hey, I'm an instructor and this is my question OR hey, I've seen this question in school xxxx's hmwk for course yyyy.)
  2. If you have no evidence that it's a verbatim copy, but suspect that the question could be homework-involved and it's a new user, point them to SO's rules/quasi-rules (like this informal guide) with respect to homework, suggest a homework tag, if necessary, but explain tags aren't necessary or appropriate for course projects, research, independent studies, etc.

I've seen a few past posts on this meta like this one discussing how to dissuade users from using SO as a digital "cheat sheet" to do their homework assignments. I get that, and consider that discussion perfectly valid.

  1. If a question is a verbatim copy, post your evidence (as in hey, I'm an instructor and this is my question OR hey, I've seen this question in school xxxx's hmwk for course yyyy.)
  2. If you have no evidence that it's a verbatim copy, but suspect that the question could be homework-involved and it's a new user, point them to SO's rules/quasi-rules (like this informal guide) with respect to homework, suggest a homework tag, if necessary, but explain tags aren't necessary or appropriate for course projects, research, independent studies, etc.
8 Formatted tags, SO is not code (again, missed that last time), other things.
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7 "Stack Overflow" is two words and also not code (neither are acronyms, for that matter). Also made Markdown a little simpler and made horizontal rules the way they should be.
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5 added 152 characters in body; edited title
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3 Added example and suggestions
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2 Added commentary on tagging...
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